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Wednesday, August 15. 2007, 12:00:00 AM UTC

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

A powerful earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter Scale rocks Peru 100 miles near Lima, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A tsunami warning is issued for Peru, Ecuador, Chile and Colombia, following the earthquakes. At least 72 people are killed and another 680 injured. //www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,293415,00.html (Fox News) //earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007gbcv.php (USGS) //www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN1529452420070816?feedType=RSSfeedName=topNewsrpc=22sp=true (Reuters) //www.smh.com.au/news/world/people-here-hugging-and-crying-in-fear/2007/08/16/1186857642862.html?sssdmh=dm16.274167 (Reuters via Sydney Morning Herald)
An 8.0 earthquake strikes Peru, killing 512 people, injuring more than 1,500, and causing tsunami warnings in the Pacific Ocean.
Government sources reveal that the Russian administration of Boris Yeltsin sent unofficial signals to Finland at the end of 1991 about returning Karelia to Finland. //newsroom.finland.fi/stt/showarticle.asp?intNWSAID=16468group=Politics (Kainuun Sanomat via NewsRoom Finland)
The Israeli Defence Force destroys a tunnel from the Gaza Strip towards Israel. //www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?c=JPArticlecid=1186557457129pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull (Jerusalem Post)
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